“Lady Soul” by Aretha Franklin - album review

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TJR says

Another big success for Aretha Franklin and Atlantic Records, a million selling album spawning three Top Ten hits in the Billboard 100, “Chain Of Fools” (#2), “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (#8) and “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone” (#5). Gospel/R&B singer Cissy Houston (mother of Whitney Houston) and her group the Sweet Inspirations are credited as background vocals on several tracks, along with Aretha’s sisters Carolyn and Emma Franklin. As good as it is, I can’t help but be disappointed with the subtle shift towards the cabaret soul revue – the southern grit that was so magnificent on “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” has clearly been diluted. Still, it’s on the cool radar all the same - I shall take what I’m given and be grateful. “People Get Ready” is the fantastic highlight…

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A1 [02:47] 6.5.png Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools (Don Covay) Soul
A2 [02:09] 7.3.png Aretha Franklin - Money Won’t Change You (James Brown, Nat Jones) Soul
A3 [03:44] 8.1.png Aretha Franklin - People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) Soul Ballad
A4 [02:31] 5.0.png Aretha Franklin - Niki Hoeky (Pat Vegas, Jim Ford, Lolly Vegas) Soul
A5 [02:45] 6.4.png Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:25] 6.6.png Aretha Franklin - Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) Soul
B2 [03:58] 6.2.png Aretha Franklin - Good To Me As I Am To You (Aretha Franklin, Ted White) Soul Ballad
B3 [02:27] 6.3.png Aretha Franklin - Come Back Baby (Walter Davis) Soul
B4 [02:57] 5.8.png Aretha Franklin - Groovin’ (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Soul
B5 [04:17] 6.4.png Aretha Franklin - Ain’t No Way (Carolyn Franklin) Soul Ballad

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